50 acres Master Plan | New 150,000 SF Building
EL PASO, TEXAS, USA KMD provided leadership in campus master planning and architectural design services for the new interdisciplinary teaching and research building for the chemistry and computational science department of the University of Texas, El Paso. KMD collaborated closely with the office of the Campus Architect and the Office of the President to further the general masterplan for the science and engineering sector, specifically creating interdisciplinary interface between existing and proposed campus buildings. The plan builds upon the natural terrain and arroyo through this portion of the campus, introducing recognizable points of entry, gathering spaces for students and journeys through for students-at-large from remote parking lots to the center of the campus.
The building is a mixture of research and teaching spaces to promote interaction between two departments. There are large teaching labs for chemistry and computer sciences as well as offices for the Dean of the College of Science, department chairs, faculty and graduate students. Special research labs and major equipment are located within the ground level of the four story building.
With Carter Burgess Jacobs.
Photos courtesy of MNK & UTEP.